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Richard Graham Ealy


1945 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Richard Graham Ealy Obituary
March 17, 1945 - June 9, 2017 Born in Los Angeles on March 17, 1945 and raised in Beverly Hills by parents Elizabeth and Chester together with sisters Anitra and Elizabeth and brother Frederick. He graduated from Beverly Hills Catholic School, Harvard School and the University of New Mexico where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. After serving as a Captain in the Air Force, he joined his father at F.J. Smith Sales Co., Inc. becoming President upon his father's death in 1980. Richard was also President of Advent Label Applicator Co., Inc. starting in 2003 and since 2000 served on the Board of Directors of Marsh Shipping Supply Co., LLC. His greatest joy was being married to Barbara and being father to Laura. He was fortunate having a wonderful life and many true friends and loyal co-workers. He enjoyed his home in Pasadena, gardening, playing tennis at the Valley Hunt Club and relaxing on the sand at the Bel-Air Bay Club. His quality of life was never compromised even during fourteen years of stage IV prostate cancer while under the comprehensive and advanced care provided by USC Norris Cancer Center. Richard believed in equal rights and opportunity and in the principles of the American Humanist Association. Per his request, there will be no memorial service and his loved ones will be spreading his ashes in a place dear to him and his family. "It's the time of your life, so live it well."
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 13 to June 18, 2017
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